Sometimes, I like to take a trip on the wild side and rock a spot on animal-print swimsuit that’s fierce enough to pair with denim cutoffs, but classic enough to wear on the beach all summer long. If you aren’t ready to bare it all in a bikini, cutout details is the perfect way to serve up some sass while still being demure. The coup de grâce: you can play around with abstract prints and bright pops of color for something undeniably feminine and fresh!
When looking for an alternate take on a classic black swimsuit, try a retro-inspired one-piece that has details in all the right places to show off your silhouette. A classic one-piece suit with edgy detailing is my go-to for a full day at South Beach. Throw on a pair of oversized sunglasses, a sleek beach bag, and some simple sandals for the ultimate poolside look.
Trade in your traditional one-piece for a flirty bikini. An effortlessly, chic summer day must-have ideal for mixing and matching, this playful, polka-dot bikini is perfect paired with kimono cover-ups and floppy hats for a fun beach party vibe.
(Erica Lavelanet is the creative force behind The Fashion Philosophy, the Brooklyn-based fashion blogger and wardrobe stylist plans to save the world one sheer layer and leather pant at a time)